UK EVENT DIARY

2015

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Music - All year
The Smyths are a tribute band for, you guessed it, 'The Smiths' and they are continually touring the UK.  The band are doing well and are proud supporters of Animals Asia.  Our support groups attend the gigs when time allows to raise funds and awareness. You can find a full list of gigs on The Smyths website.

Food - All year
Come Dine for Animals, Dinner party at your house.
Have fun with your friends while supporting your favourite animal welfare charity. All you have to do is invite your friends to a meal with you! Easy right? In return for a meal we'd like your guests to make a donation which will go to supporting our programmes in China and Vietnam. We know it's not that easy to ask friends for donations, but you can make it easier by using Dinner4Good. Dinner4Good takes all the stress out, which means you can invite your guests by email through their website.


Saturday 7th February
How to write a novel, with Heidi Stephenson
Mill House Retreats, Devon, EX16 5ES
Have you ever wanted to write a novel but never known where to start? Are you looking for ways to develop a plot line or a character? Then this is the day-class for you.
Please contact Lynne Chitty for further information | 01884 829 000

Saturday 28th February
80's Extravaganza Disco (Ticketed)
The Park Hotel, Gloucester Road, Whitfield, Falfield, Nr Bristol, South Gloucestershire GL12 8DR

A fantastic 80's themed disco night out for Animals Asia. Fancy a trip back in time to help all the animals? This 80's extravaganza disco is just the ticket; The Moon Walk,Electric Slide & Robot dance moves are all welcome!! Please visit the event page for full details. Event page.


Monday 2nd March
A Bridge Masterclass with The Times Bridge Correspondent  Andrew Robson OBE
Crondall Village Hall, Croft Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 5QG

Leading Bridge Correspondent from The TImes newspaper will hold morning and afternoon masterclass tutorials, if you play bridge and would like to learn from the best then this is for you! Seats are limited so please do book in advance. Tickets £39 per person or £155 per table (includes lunch).
Please contact Kay Roudaut | 01252 793 811 | kay.roudaut@btopenworld.com | Facebook for further details.

Sunday 8th March
Walk for Freedom, Pounds for Pooches annual Dog Walk
Lower Swanwick, Southampton (10a.m.)
This is the 3rd annual Pounds for Pooches walk raising funds and awareness for dogs and cats in the meat and fur trade in Asia. For further information or to register.
Please contact Karen Gittoes kdg_uk@yahoo.com for further details.


Tuesday 14th April
Charity Golfing Day in Aid of Animals Asia
Leicester
Please contact Karen Dalzell-Payne karen.dalzell-payne@ciber.com for further information

Saturday 18th April
London Animal Charities Fair (Hosted by the London Animals)

The Human Rights Action Centre, 17 - 25 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EA, London
Come along and help raise funds and awareness for animal causes in the UK and beyond. 30+stalls & Free entry.
Please contact Maren | animalsasialondon@gmail.com | Fb for further information.

Saturday 25th April
Evening Piano recital by Geoffrey Hopkins
St John's Church, Hyde Park Crescent, London

The programme includes works by Mozart, Chopin, Ravel and Liszt.  Tickets £20 (£15 conc.) including glass of wine and refreshments.
Please contact: Box office 020 7766 1100 or visit www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/animalsasia for further details.


Saturday 2nd May
A Celebration of Animals in Words & Pictures
Gloucester Cathederal, Chapter House (2p.m.)

Featuring singer songwriter KIRST, Hannah Grove Atherton and Ritualatis. Expect Harp music, songs and poetry readings, stalls and an art exhibition.
Tickets are £10 (£15 on the day) including refreshment.
Please contact Rev. Lynne Chitty lynnechitty@fsmail.net for further details.

Sunday 31st May
Walk for Freedom, Quantocks annual dog walk with the West Somerset Support Group (tbc)
Please contact Sue Warrell suewarrell@yahoo.co.uk  for registration or further details.


Tuesday 2nd June
Walk for Freedom, Dog walk around Farnham park & keep with the Surrey & Hampshire support group
Farnham Park & Keep, Surrey
An organised walk with park ranger, Robin Crowther.  A fun easy going circuit full of information on the park, its wildlife and the castle.
Please contact Gary Baxter g8.baxter@gmail.com | 07800 555 863 for further information or to register (£10)

Sunday 7th June
Walk for Freedom, Hamhill Charity Dog walk with the Somerset Support Group

Montacute Village Hall, Somerset, TA15 6UU
Please contact Jane & Mick Riva 01935 863 352 | mickriva@aol.com for further details

Save the Date - Tuesday 23rd June
An evening talk with Jill Robinson MBE,
Edinburgh

Save the date - Full details to follow

STOP PRESS Friday 26th June
A glitzy night out in London, Plaisterers’ Hall with Animals Asia

One London Wall,  EC2Y 5JU
Including dinner with fabulous entertainment, prizes and auction and in the company of our founder Jill Robinson and special celebrity guests. Tickets are £120 per person and can be purchased via the office in Cornwall: Telephone | 01579 347148 |  Full event details

Sunday 28th June
Dragon Boat Race
Coate Water Country Park, Swindon
After last year's success the Moonbear Paddlers are returning to Coate Water Country Park.
Please contact Sarah Chilvers sarahchilvers66@hotmail.com | 07866 519 232 for more information or to register as a Moon Bear Paddler 

Save the Date - Tuesday 30th June
Evening Talk with Jill Robinson
Plough and Harrow Hotel, Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 8LS.
Join us in the Terrace restaurant for a buffet supper and talk by Jill while enjoying the gardens from the balcony and patio. Tickets are £25 per person and can be purchased by calling | 01579 347 148 | Full event details
Save the date - Full details to follow


Sunday 26th July
Walk for Freedom, Peatmoor Lake circular dog walk with the Swindon Support Group

Peatmoor Lake, Swindon
This is a 3 mile sponsored circular walk around Peatmoor Lagoon and Shaw Forest.
Please contact Sarah Chilvers
sarahchilvers66@hotmail.com| 07866 519 232 for more information or to register.


Saturday 24th August
Woofstock UK 2015

Marnhill, Dorset, close to Yeovil and Sturminster Newton
Woofstock UK 2015 is an event like no other. It is a festival for all things dog. This is our second year of running the event with the first in 2014 hailed as a great success. We were already receiving ticket bookings and stall enquiries before the launch of the website such is the power of the woof!
This promises to be THE most enjoyable, unusual and most talked about event again this year and in years to come.
Please contact Harry the Spaniel for further information & tickets


Saturday 5th September
Trek Snowdon
, Betwys-e-Coed, Wales
Join Animals Asia and our friends at Nowzad to trek up Snowdon to raise vital funds while having loads of fun.
Please contact the UK office on
ukqueries@animalsasia.org| 01579 347148 for further information and to register.

Saturday 12th September
Walk for Freedom on Southampton Common, The Avenue, Southampton,10.30am
Annual dog walk with the Southampton & Portsmouth Support Group.
Please contact Linda Burr on
linda.burr@mypostoffice.co.uk| 01489 781 055 for further details or to register.


14th - 24th October
Animals Asia Great Wall of China Trek, Chengdu, China

Join us for this challenging and rewarding trek to help China & Vietnam's suffering bears, cats and dogs. Marvel at the architecture of the Great Wall of China, one of the world's most iconic man-mad structures, as you enjoy a 5 day trek on some of the oldest sections of the Wall from Gubeikou to Simatai.
After you trek learn first-hand about the plight of China's endangered bears with an exclusive visit to our bear rescue centre in Chengdu with a guided tour by Animals Asia's founder, Jill Robinson MBE. There you will meet some of the fortunate rescued bears who now enjoy a life free from pain and fear.

This unique experience will allow you to spend 2 full days with Animals Asia - one and half days at the Chengdu Bear Sanctuary with half a day with some of the rescued dogs seeing how they benefit blind and disabled clients - with a Dr Dog visit and Dialogue in the Dark.

Please contact the UK office on ukqueries@animalsasia.org | 01579 347148 for further information and to register.

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